San Diego County School District Commits to More Humane Food Purchasing

On Thursday, June 25, the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt [PDF] the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP)—a framework for institutional food sourcing that the ASPCA actively supports in cities across the country as part of our broader Shop With Your Heart program and commitment to improving the lives of farm animals. Escondido Union School District is the first institution […]

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Happy Reunion for Max and His Mom During the COVID-19 Outbreak

When Jean S. of Brooklyn, New York, became ill in April and was hospitalized for blood pressure issues, she worried who would care for Max, her beloved eight-year-old tuxedo cat whom she adopted rom the ASPCA five years ago.  Jean, a former social worker who retired in 2001, heard about New York City’s COVID-19 Pet Hotline through her professional contacts. […]

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A Milestone Reached for Animals, Thanks to You

https://www.youtube.com/embed//R_u-QR0TrgI Earlier in May, we announced a goal to help at least 200,000 animals through our ASPCA COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Initiative. Although we set our sights high, we knew we could achieve it through strategic programs, hard work and the support of friends like you. Our Relief and Recovery Initiative includes many channels for assisting pet owners and the animal welfare […]

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ASPCA Provides $2 Million in Grant Funds to Animal Welfare Groups Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

This past March, as the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic were starting to take shape, the ASPCA announced the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Initiative—a multi-million dollar effort to help family pets and animal welfare groups impacted by the virus. Two million dollars in grant funding has been awarded to more than 50 animal welfare organizations whose programs, operations, or […]

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These Rescue Kitties Have Some Serious Cattitude

In the summer months, feline breeding season peaks, leaving thousands of helpless kittens in need of care, cuddles and cozy beds. Thanks to friends like you and an incredible network of foster caregivers, we are able to help even the smallest kittens get strong and healthy until they are ready to find families to call their own.  And while our […]

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Mother’s Day Bouquets: What’s Safe for Pets?

We’re grateful for the love and care of mothers every single day. And during these challenging times, we may not be able to reach out and embrace our moms, but there are various ways to say thank you for all that they do. One of the most popular gifts to send on Mother’s Day is a beautiful bouquet of flowers!  […]

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Attention New York: Introducing the COVID-19 Pet Hotline

On Tuesday, the New York City Emergency Management Department and the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare announced the launch of the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline. The first of its kind in the country, the Pet Hotline serves as an information, planning, referral and service coordination resource for NYC residents who need support for their pets during the pandemic. We are […]

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